Millennium Actress and Film

“‘I am not really familiar with Japanese films,’ [Satoshi Kon] commented in an interview at the time of the film’s release. ‘I think I get more from the combination of memorable films that I saw in my childhood, rather than particular scenes from particular films.’ In other words… Kon’s movie references are a set of impressions of certain movie types – a fantasy of what the films might have been, rather than what they actually were.”

Over at All the Anime, I write about just some of the dozens of movie-history easter eggs in Millennium Actress. Another extract from my long essay in the new Blu-ray release.

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